In late 2016, Jake and Janie Burkett welcomed twin girls, Brycee Jo and Blake, into their family and began planning their lives as new parents. Their joy quickly turned to sorrow with the unexpected passing of Brycee Jo due to a severe infection. Needless to say, their world came crashing down around them.
Throughout the following weeks, family and friends gathered around the Burketts to help them navigate their grief. As is often the case, food played a pivotal role in their journey towards healing. Though simple comfort foods were a staple, one item kept recurring on the menu: Biscuits.
On New Year’s Eve 2016, side-by-side with Janie’s brother, Jacob Allen, an entire spread was created around the idea of custom-made, do-it-yourself biscuit sandwiches. They whipped up a “biscuit bar” in their kitchen, featuring fluffy, scratch-made biscuits with mouth-watering toppings like scrambled eggs, bacon, fried chicken, sausage gravy, and maple syrup. The success of this singular meal gave birth to a great new passion for the Burketts.
Over the past 2 years, Jake and Janie have seen their new passion take flight from a creative concept to brick-and-mortar construction. They have lovingly developed every recipe on the menu in their home kitchen, and find great joy in sharing some family love with all who pass through the doors of The Biscuit Bar.
The Biscuit Bar’s first location opened in Spring 2018 at The Boardwalk @ Granite Park in Plano, with plans for expanding to multiple locations in the near future. In addition to opening the restaurant, the Burketts welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their family in June of 2018.
We look forward to hearing your family’s story over a fresh batch of biscuits.
– Jake, Janie, Blake, and Banner Burkett
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